Discover Costa Rica untouched nature, with soft adventures on the way. Also see local product’s process such as chocolate and coffee. End up a few days in beautiful Tamarindo/Langosta beach.
Destinations and highlights: Irazu national park, Monteverde, Arenal/la Fortuna, Tamarindo. Every day is a trip’s highlight!
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Upon arrival at San Jose International Airport you will be transferred to your hotel. The Hotel Grano de Oro a converted tropical Mansion is considered a true oasis in the heart of the city… After settling in, the rest of the day is free for you to relax at your hotel or visit the city on your own.
Overnight at Hotel Grano de Oro 4* – 1 Standard room. Meals: None
Early pick up at your hotel to begin the ascending to the breathtaking summit of the Irazu Volcano. The trip leads up to a spectacular view of the massive crater home to a lagoon with a mystical green hue surrounded by jagged rocks. On a clear day one can see both the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans! We will also visit the historical city of Cartago, the mysterious ruins of the old Parish and the beautiful Basilica of our Virgin of Los Angeles (Virgen de los Angeles).
Afternoon private transfer to Monteverde area, hosting its famous and fascinating cloud forest.
Overnight at Hotel Monteverde Lodge & Gardens 3* sup for 2 nights – 1 Forest view room. Meals: B
This morning we take you on a gentle horseback riding tour through verdant, open fields, banana and coffee plantations. You will be enchanted by the incredible panoramic vistas of the Gulf of Nicoya and will have a great opportunity to observe a great variety of birds and plant specimens.
In the afternoon we meet you again for a coffee tour in the area. Learn about the history, cultivation, and operation of a functioning coffee ‘beneficio’ (processing plant). You will have a chance to pick coffee (during harvest time) and take part in the different steps involved in coffee production. Also learn from the cacao process which is similar to the coffee one. After learning about the process and history of chocolate making, you’ll be impressed to see what real chocolate looks and tastes like.
Overnight at Monteverde Lodge & Gardens 3* sup – 1 Forest view room. Meals: B
Early morning departure for a nice walk in the cloud forest of Monteverde reserve. Your experienced nature guide will point out the many different types of flora and fauna that live in the mountains and you’ll be able to see breath-taking views of the surrounding lands. A great tour for nature lovers and adventure seekers!
Afternoon transfer to Monteverde in a very original way! Transfer by van down to Lake Arenal, then by boat cross Lake Arenal and again by van reach Monteverde with a nice scenery way in the mountains.
Overnight at Hotel Arenal Kioro 4* for 2 nights – 1 Suite. Meals: B
We’ll pick you up from your hotel to embark on a great adventure! Start with a relaxing ride up a mountain by an open-air gondola. The breathtaking view will get wider and more breathtaking as you get higher up onto the mountain. Later, walk across a series of bridges with your naturalist guide who will point out wildlife, plant species and offer fun facts about Costa Rica.
Other optional activities such as kayaking, biking, rafting, visit a snakes and reptiles refuge and much more are also available. Please consult us as you will have the afternoon at leisure.
Overnight at Hotel Arenal Kioro 4* – 1 Suite. Meals: B
This morning you will get to know Costa Rica’s great secrets! We pick you up from your hotel and take a fun drive up a country road to the breathtaking 150-ft La Fortuna Waterfall. Do some exercise taking the stairs up and down to see the impressive waterfall; it’s quite a good workout but you will be rewarded with a refreshing dip and an amazing experience!
After a relaxing time in the waterfall, we will head down the road to the cacao plantation to learn about the history and making process of chocolate, from cacao beans to actual chocolate. You may pamper yourself and taste some freshly made yummy chocolate!
Afternoon transfer to the beach in Tamarindo.
Overnight at Hotel Capitan Suizo 4* for 2 nights – 1 Superior room. Meals: B
You will enjoy today a relaxing sailing tour. Lounge in the sun, swim and do some snorkel in the warm tropical water while spotting dolphin, rays and reef fish. Our friendly, professional crew will ensure your comfort and safety during this spectacular journey along the Guanacaste Costa Rica coast. The afternoon is at leisure to enjoy the beach or wander in the small village of Tamarindo.
Overnight at Hotel Capitan Suizo 4* – 1 Superior room. Meals: B
Morning at the beach on your own or take an optional tour such as nature & wildlife in Palo Verde, rent of ATV, surfing, and more. Afternoon transfer to the airstrip in Tamarindo for a domestic flight back San Jose. On arrival transfer to your hotel.
Overnight at Hotel Grano de Oro 4* – 1 Standard room. Meals: B
Private transfer to the International Airport in San Jose to take your flight back home.
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